Since the first ECER in 1992, the conference has grown into one of the largest annual educational research conferences in Europe and has toured Europe - East and West, North and South. ECER is the place to meet researchers from a broad field of academic traditions, themes and cultural backgrounds. By 2015 the conference attracted annually about 2500 participants from more than 70 countries and, except for during the pandemic years, attendance at ECER has continued to grow. ECER is organised in cooperation with universities and national/regional research associations. Universities who are interested in hosting an ECER are invited to contact EERA office for more information.
The aim of the ‘European Conference on Educational Research’ is to create an inclusive platform for initiating, reporting, discussing and promoting high quality educational research, that not only acknowledges its own context but also recognises wider, transnational contexts with their social, cultural and political similarities and differences. The conference is organised for emerging, as well as experienced, researchers and builds on and promotes free and open dialogue and critical discussion. It has a comprehensive approach to theory, methods, arguments, findings and research ethics.